Chicken noodle soup made at home with a few basic ingredients. This recipe is a one pan soup that is perfect for using up leftovers and for making a little go a long way. Made with chicken thighs and chopped veggies for that extra boost of flavour in the broth, this budget, throw-it-in the pan recipe, is one thats sure to impress.
Chicken stock cube in 450ml water or retail pre-made chicken stock
180gDried medium egg noodles
Salt and pepper to taste
Pan fry the chicken thighs in oil and rosemary until skin is browned, then remove the thighs from the pan and set to one side.
In the same pan add the minced garlic, chopped onion, carrot and celery and fry until soft.
Add the stock to the vegetables and bring to a simmer. When simmering return the thighs to the pan along with 2 bay leaves, pop on the lid and cook for 20 minutes.
After 20 minutes, remove the thighs from the pan. Add the dried noodles to the broth and simmer until noodles are cooked through. Separate the chicken meat from the skin and bones and then shred the meat. Skin and bones can be discarded.
Once the noodles are cooked stir in the shredded chicken, add extra water if necessary until consistency is as desired.
Season to taste then top with fresh parsley and serve.
Yes, chicken noodle soup can be frozen. However, noodles tend to not freeze and reheat well. So if you plan to freeze this recipe, leave out the noodles. Instead, add the noodles in when you have defrosted and are reheating the soup.Make sure the soup is completely cooled before freezing. Freeze for up to 3 months and always defrost thoroughly and reheat until piping hot.
Is chicken noodle soup gluten free?
This quick soup recipe uses egg noodles, which in general are not gluten free. Also shop bought chicken stock may also contain gluten.However, this dish can be madecompletely gluten freeif you replace the egg noodles with gluten free noodles or rice noodles.Alternatively, remove the noodles completely and enjoy as a chicken broth. For the stock find a gluten free alternative or just use water and salt, as the chicken and veg will provide plenty of flavour.